Tarkan Viking Kani (Tarkan vs the Vikings)
Tarkan Viking Kani (Tarkan vs. the Vikings) is a crazy so-bad-it's-good Turkish movie from 1971. The costumes worn in this film must be seen to be believed. The Vikings wear bright purple, blue, and even orange bathroom rugs glued to their helmets and around their waists. The plot, such as it is, involves Tarkan, our lushly mustachioed hero, defending and rescuing Princess Yonca, (the daughter of Atilla the Hun), from the Vikings. Much low-budget and utterly unconvincing mayhem ensues. The "menacing" inflatable plastic octopus is especially noteworthy. It was directed by Mehmet Aslan, and stars Kartal Tibet, Eva Bender, Seher Seniz, Fatma Belgen and Bilal Inci. It's in unusually good condition for a Turkish film of this vintage. This is recommended for fans of weird old Turkish movies and psychotronic cult cinema. It's in unsubtitled Turkish, but that hardly matters.
Run time 86 minutes 33 secondsAudio/Visual sound, color